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Travel Tips: Safety Precautions when bringing your pets

TravelwithPetsIf you are planning to travel and if you are planning to bring your pet along, you have to remember some safety measures to make sure your canine, feline, or other animal companion will be ready for the long trip:

Health

Be sure to bring your pet to the vet about to weeks prior to your trip. The veterinarian can do a complete work up for your pet and administer necessary vaccinations before starting your journey. Some pet doctors will apply tick preventatives to ensure good health.

Diet

You also need to pay attention what you feed your pet before and during the trip. The composition of food and water additives may vary depending on your location. It will be best to pack some water and food for your pet. You need to feed your pet around three hours before you head out then give it some snacks during your stops.

Equipment

You need to invest in a very good animal crate to make sure your pet is comfortable and safe during the trip. The right case can prevent injuries to your pet in case you are involve in a road mishap. Make sure you bring all your grooming needs, first aid kit, and bowls.

Traveling by Car

If you are traveling by car, make sure to fasten secure your pet’s crate since the side to side movements and bumpy roads can be a disaster for motion-sensitive animals. Do not let your pets sit in the front seat since this will make them more prone to injuries in case of an accident. Never leave your pet alone in an unattended car and make sure they have proper ventilation where you seat their crates.